|Geoffrey Canada: Our failing schools. Enough is enough! - TED.com|
Why, why, why does our education system look so similar to the way it did 50 years ago? Millions of students were failing then, as they are now -- and it’s because we’re clinging to a business model that clearly doesn’t work. Education advocate Geoffrey Canada dares the system to look at the data, think about the customers and make systematic shifts in order to help greater numbers of kids excel.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; children; education; TED Talks Education; 2013
|Pearl Arredondo: My story, from gangland daughter to star teacher - TED.com|
Pearl Arredondo grew up in East Los Angeles, the daughter of a high-ranking gang member who was in and out of jail. Many teachers wrote her off as having a problem with authority. Now a teacher herself, she’s creating a different kind of school and telling students her story so that they know it's okay if sometimes homework isn’t the first thing on their minds.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; education; TED Talks Education; 2013
|Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion - TED.com|
Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; education; TED Talks Education; 2013
|Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley - TED.com|
Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; education; student; TED Talks Education; 2013
|Malcolm London: “High School Training Ground” - TED.com|
Young poet, educator and activist Malcom London performs his stirring poem about life on the front lines of high school. He tells of the “oceans of adolescence” who come to school “but never learn to swim,” of “masculinity mimicked by men who grew up with no fathers.” Beautiful, lyrical, chilling.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; education; poetry; TED Talks Education; 2013
|Ramsey Musallam: 3 rules to spark learning - TED.com|
It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of “pseudo-teaching” to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity. In a fun and personal talk, Musallam gives 3 rules to spark imagination and learning, and get students excited about how the world works.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; chemistry; education; science; student; technology; TED Talks Education; 2013
|Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit - TED.com|
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; education; psychology; success; TED Talks Education; 2013
|Bill Gates: Teachers need real feedback - TED.com|
Until recently, many teachers only got one word of feedback a year: “satisfactory.” And with no feedback, no coaching, there’s just no way to improve. Bill Gates suggests that even great teachers can get better with smart feedback -- and lays out a program from his foundation to bring it to every classroom.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; education; global issues; TED Talks Education; 2013
|John Legend: "True Colors" - TED.com|
In a heart-melting moment, Education host John Legend sits at the piano to sing "True Colors," giving the lyrics a special meaning for kids and teachers. "So don't be afraid / to let them show / your true colors / are beautiful, like a rainbow."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; education; live music; piano; TED Talks Education; 2013
|AnnMarie Thomas: Hands-on science with squishy circuits - TED.com|
In a zippy demo at TED U, AnnMarie Thomas shows how two different kinds of homemade play dough can be used to demonstrate electrical properties -- by lighting up LEDs, spinning motors, and turning little kids into circuit designers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; education; science; technology; 2011
|Jok Church: A circle of caring - TED.com|
In this 3-minute talk, cartoonist and educator Jok Church tells a moving story of the teacher who cared for him when no one else did -- and how he returned the favor.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; culture; education; love; storytelling; 2007
|Daphne Bavelier: Your brain on video games - TED.com|
How do fast-paced video games affect the brain? Step into the lab with cognitive researcher Daphne Bavelier to hear surprising news about how video games, even action-packed shooter games, can help us learn, focus and, fascinatingly, multitask.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; education; gaming; TEDxCHUV; 2012
|Arthur Benjamin's formula for changing math education - TED.com|
Someone always asks the math teacher, "Am I going to use calculus in real life?" And for most of us, says Arthur Benjamin, the answer is no. He offers a bold proposal on how to make math education relevant in the digital age.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; economics; education; math; statistics; 2009
|John Hardy: My green school dream - TED.com|
Join John Hardy on a tour of the Green School, his off-the-grid school in Bali that teaches kids how to build, garden, create (and get into college). The centerpiece of campus is the spiraling Heart of School, perhaps the world's largest freestanding bamboo building.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; design; education; green; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids - TED.com|
Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids' big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups' willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; creativity; education; intelligence; TED2010; 2010
|Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders - TED.com|
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions -- and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; business; education; leadership; technology; women; 2010
|Christopher Emdin: Teach teachers how to create magic - TED.com|
What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says, they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and teach at the same time — and it’s a skill we often don't teach to educators. The science advocate (and cofounder of Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. with the GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan) offers a vision to make the classroom come alive.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; education; music; science; TED@NYC; 2013
|Tyler DeWitt: Hey science teachers -- make it fun - TED.com|
High school science teacher Tyler DeWitt was ecstatic about a lesson plan on bacteria (how cool!) -- and devastated when his students hated it. The problem was the textbook: it was impossible to understand. He delivers a rousing call for science teachers to ditch the jargon and extreme precision, and instead make science sing through stories and demonstrations. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; children; education; science; TEDxBeaconStreet; 2012
|Cameron Herold: Let's raise kids to be entrepreneurs - TED.com|
Bored in school, failing classes, at odds with peers: This child might be an entrepreneur, says Cameron Herold. At TEDxEdmonton, he makes the case for parenting and education that helps would-be entrepreneurs flourish -- as kids and as adults.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; children; education; entrepreneur; money; TEDxEdmonton; 2009
|Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! - TED.com|
In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; creativity; education; invention; TED2010; 2010
|Timothy Bartik: The economic case for preschool - TED.com|
In this well-argued talk, Timothy Bartik makes the macro-economic case for preschool education -- and explains why you should be happy to invest in it, even if you don't have kids that age (or kids at all). The economic benefits of well-educated kids, it turns out, go well beyond the altruistic. (Filmed at TEDxMiamiUniversity.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; culture; economics; education; TEDxMiamiUniversity; 2012
|Thomas Suarez: A 12-year-old app developer - TED.com|
Most 12-year-olds love playing videogames -- Thomas Suarez taught himself how to create them. After developing iPhone apps like "Bustin Jeiber," a whack-a-mole game, he is now using his skills to help other kids become developers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; education; entertainment; technology; youth; TEDxManhattanBeach; 2011
|James Flynn: Why our IQ levels are higher than our grandparents' - TED.com|
In 1900, only 3% of Americans practiced professions that were deemed "cognitively demanding." Today, 35% of us do, and we have all learned to be flexible in the way that we think about problems. In this fascinating and fast-paced spin through the cognitive history of the 20th century, moral philosopher James Flynn makes the case that changes in the way we think have had surprising (and not always positive) consequences.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; education; learning; TED2013; 2013
|Peter Doolittle: How your "working memory" makes sense of the world - TED.com|
"Life comes at us very quickly, and what we need to do is take that amorphous flow of experience and somehow extract meaning from it." In this funny, enlightening talk, educational psychologist Peter Doolittle details the importance -- and limitations -- of your "working memory," that part of the brain that allows us to make sense of what's happening right now.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; education; memory; science; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud - TED.com|
Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud. Hear his inspiring vision for Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE), and learn more at tedprize.org&g
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED Prize; education; technology; TED2013; 2013
|Diana Laufenberg: How to learn? From mistakes - TED.com|
Diana Laufenberg shares 3 surprising things she has learned about teaching -- including a key insight about learning from mistakes.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxMidAtlantic; TED; Talks; children; culture; education; 2010
|ShaoLan: Learn to read Chinese ... with ease! - TED.com|
For foreigners, learning to speak Chinese is a hard task. But learning to read the beautiful, often complex characters of the Chinese written language may be less difficult. ShaoLan walks through a simple lesson in recognizing the ideas behind the characters and their meaning -- building from a few simple forms to more complex concepts. Call it Chineasy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; china; education; language; TED2013; 2013
|Ayah Bdeir: Building blocks that blink, beep and teach - TED.com|
Imagine a set of electronics as easy to play with as Legos. TED Fellow Ayah Bdeir introduces littleBits, a set of simple, interchangeable blocks that make programming as simple and important a part of creativity as snapping blocks together.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2012; TED; Talks; creativity; education; technology; 2012
|Ben Cameron: The true power of the performing arts - TED.com|
Arts administrator and live-theater fan Ben Cameron looks at the state of the live arts -- asking: How can the magic of live theater, live music, live dance compete with the always-on Internet? At TEDxYYC, he offers a bold look forward.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxYYC; TED; Talks; arts; education; entertainment; performance; 2010
|Anant Agarwal: Why massively open online courses (still) matter - TED.com|
2013 was a year of hype for MOOCs (massively open online courses). Great big numbers and great big hopes were followed by some disappointing first results. But the head of edX, Anant Agarwal, makes the case that MOOCs still matter -- as a way to share high-level learning widely and supplement (but perhaps not replace) traditional classrooms. Agarwal shares his vision of blended learning, where teachers create the ideal learning experience for 21st century students.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; education; technology; TED2013; 2013
|Willard Wigan: Hold your breath for micro-sculpture - TED.com|
Willard Wigan tells the story of how a difficult and lonely childhood drove him to discover his unique ability -- to create art so tiny that it can't be seen with the naked eye. His slideshow of figures, as seen through a microscope, can only be described as mind-boggling.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2009; TED; Talks; art; arts; creativity; education; 2009
|Suzanne Talhouk: Don't kill your language - TED.com|
More and more, English is a global language; speaking it is perceived as a sign of being modern. But -- what do we lose when we leave behind our mother tongues? Suzanne Talhouk makes an impassioned case to love your own language, and to cherish what it can express that no other language can. In Arabic with subtitles. (Filmed at TEDxBeirut.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; education; language; poetry; politics; TEDxBeirut; 2012
|Stephen Ritz: A teacher growing green in the South Bronx - TED.com|
A whirlwind of energy and ideas, Stephen Ritz is a teacher in New York's tough South Bronx, where he and his kids grow lush gardens for food, greenery -- and jobs. Just try to keep up with this New York treasure as he spins through the many, many ways there are to grow hope in a neighborhood many have written off, or in your own.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; education; green; TEDxManhattan; 2012
|Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Dare to educate Afghan girls - TED.com|
Imagine a country where girls must sneak out to go to school, with deadly consequences if they get caught learning. This was Afghanistan under the Taliban, and traces of that danger remain today. 22-year-old Shabana Basij-Rasikh runs a school for girls in Afghanistan. She celebrates the power of a family's decision to believe in their daughters -- and tells the story of one brave father who stood up to local threats...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; education; global issues; women; TEDxWomen 2012; 2012
|Kakenya Ntaiya: A girl who demanded school - TED.com|
Kakenya Ntaiya made a deal with her father: She would undergo the traditional Maasai rite of passage of female circumcision if he would let her go to high school. Ntaiya tells the fearless story of continuing on to college, and of working with her village elders to build a school for girls in her community. It’s the educational journey of one that altered the destiny of 125 young women. (Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; activism; development; education; women; TEDxMidAtlantic; 2012
|Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover - TED.com|
Today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them. At TEDxNYED, Dan Meyer shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; education; math; student; TEDxNYED; 2010
|Stuart Firestein: The pursuit of ignorance - TED.com|
What does real scientific work look like? As neuroscientist Stuart Firestein jokes: It looks a lot less like the scientific method and a lot more like "farting around … in the dark." In this witty talk, Firestein gets to the heart of science as it is really practiced and suggests that we should value what we don’t know -- or “high-quality ignorance” -- just as much as what we know.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; education; humor; neuroscience; science; TED2013; 2013
|Emily Pilloton: Teaching design for change - TED.com|
Designer Emily Pilloton moved to rural Bertie County, in North Carolina, to engage in a bold experiment of design-led community transformation. She's teaching a design-build class called Studio H that engages high schoolers' minds and bodies while bringing smart design and new opportunities to the poorest county in the state.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; design; education; poverty; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Shukla Bose: Teaching one child at a time - TED.com|
Educating the poor is more than just a numbers game, says Shukla Bose. She tells the story of her groundbreaking Parikrma Humanity Foundation, which brings hope to India's slums by looking past the daunting statistics and focusing on treating each child as an individual.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; development; education; poverty; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers - TED.com|
From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity's most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach -- calculation by hand -- isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2010; TED; Talks; computers; education; math; technology; 2010
|Ziauddin Yousafzai: My daughter, Malala - TED.com|
Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth that many don’t want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for education, autonomy, an independent identity. He tells stories from his own life and the life of his daughter, Malala, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 simply for daring to go to school. "Why is my daughter so strong?” Yousafzai asks. “Because I didn’t clip her wings."
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; education; global issues; women; TED2014; 2014
|Einstein the Parrot talks and squawks - TED.com|
This whimsical wrap-up of TED2006 -- presented by Einstein, the African grey parrot, and her trainer, Stephanie White -- simply tickles. Watch for the moment when Einstein has a moment with Al Gore.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; animals; education; entertainment; performance; 2006
|Ramona Pierson: An unexpected place of healing - TED.com|
When Ramona Pierson was 22, she was hit by a drunk driver and spent 18 months in a coma. At TEDxDU she tells the remarkable story of her recovery -- drawing on the collective skills and wisdom of a senior citizens' home.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxDU 2011; TED; Talks; aging; culture; education; health care; medicine; self; storytelling; 2011
|Roy Gould and Curtis Wong preview the WorldWide Telescope - TED.com|
Educator Roy Gould and researcher Curtis Wong show a sneak preview of Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope, which compiles images from telescopes and satellites to build a comprehensive, interactive view of our universe.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; astronomy; collaboration; demo; education; science; short talk; technology; universe; TED2008; 2008
|John Hunter on the World Peace Game - TED.com|
John Hunter puts all the problems of the world on a 4'x5' plywood board -- and lets his 4th-graders solve them. At TED2011, he explains how his World Peace Game engages schoolkids, and why the complex lessons it teaches -- spontaneous, and always surprising -- go further than classroom lectures can.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; design; education; games; global issues; government; peace; politics; war; 2011
|Ann Cooper talks school lunches - TED.com|
Speaking at the 2007 EG conference, "renegade lunch lady" Ann Cooper talks about the coming revolution in the way kids eat at school -- local, sustainable, seasonal and even educational food.
Keywords: TEDTalks; EG 2007; TED; Talks; children; economics; education; food; global issues; green; 2007
|Hector Ruiz on connecting the world - TED.com|
Hector Ruiz, the executive chair of AMD, wants to give Internet access to everyone. In this talk, he shares his extraordinary life story and describes AMD's 50x15 initiative that calls for connecting 50 percent of the world by 2015.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; education; global issues; philanthropy; technology; 2007
|Joseph Lekuton tells a parable for Kenya - TED.com|
Joseph Lekuton, a member of parliament in Kenya, starts with the story of his remarkable education, then offers a parable of how Africa can grow. His message of hope has never been more relevant.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; collaboration; culture; education; global issues; politics; short talk; 2007
|Nicholas Negroponte, in 1984, makes 5 predictions - TED.com|
With surprising accuracy, Nicholas Negroponte predicts what will happen with CD-ROMs, web interfaces, service kiosks, the touchscreen interface of the iPhone and his own One Laptop per Child project.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED1984; TED; Talks; demo; design; education; entertainment; future; interface design; media; technology; 1984
|Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds - TED.com|
Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures" which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; animals; brain; design; education; invention; mental health; science; technology; TED2010; 2010